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Conference Curators
Patricia Austin

Peter Cornwell
Kathrin Kur
Oliver Schürer
Mirjam Struppek
Jim Thrower
Gernot Tscherteu

Conference Directors
Peter Cornwell, blip creative, UK
Gernot Tscherteu, reality lab, AT

Program Directors
Kathrin Kur, flunk, UK
Mirjam Struppek, urbanscreens, GER

Technical Director
Jim Thrower, Central Saint Martins, UK

Patricia Austin

Peter Cornwell

Profile: Peter Cornwell has worked with computer image generation in both art and commercial applications since studying painting and then computing science. He worked on early computer graphics for television with The Moving Picture Company and on computer aided design and robotic manufacturing systems as manager of European research and development for Texas Instruments. Later he formed Division, Inc., a virtual reality (VR) company in California, which developed commercial 3D visualisation products for architecture, pharmaceutical and aerospace companies and became a public company. More recently he has been professor of both Computing Science and Media Art; director of the Visual Theory Group, Imperial College, London, and teaching at the Royal College and Academy of Arts and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. He has been director of the Institute for Visual Media, ZKM, Germany and has exhibited in major spaces such as the RA and ICA, London; Kiasma, Helsinki; ICC, Tokyo and ZKM, Germany. He is a member of artist group Flunk and with his design company blip he has undertaken LED projects such as CocaCola and Samsung in central London.

http://www.cornwell.com
http://www.flunk.com

 

 

Kathrin Kur

is an artist and designer working in electronic media and photography. She studied philosophy, visual arts and Critical theory at FU Berlin, Brighton University, Kansas City Art Institute and London University. Her interests are in computer assisted vision, remote imaging and film technology. From experience in film special effects, as well as production of animation for flagship LED installations at London company Streetvision, she has developed a hybrid practice and a body of work that includes video, computed and photographic works. Emerging interactive display technology and computer imagery generation techniques have produced opportunities of dynamic montage and image synthesis. Applied to existing image and sound archives, Kur is developing some of the first conceptual projects of algorithmic editing and recombination of data with Flunk.

http://www.kathrinkur.com
http://www.flunk.com/

 

Oliver Schürer

Oliver Schürer is professor and researcher at TU Vienna, faculty of architectural theory in the School of Architectural science. He is an architecural analytic, curator and independent author and editor with numerous national and international publications focussing on digital technolgy and economy in the context of architecture.

His books ‘Beyond the Machine’ and ‘architektur:consulting’ were published by Birkhäuser. Originally trained as a carpenter, Schürer studied architecture at the TU Vienna, and graduated in 1999 specialising on the concepts of space and time in the work of Gilles Deleuze. In 2005 he received a doctorate with a thesis about the evolution of the automation of buildings/architecture and functional concepts with regards to contemporary research on perception and technical systems.

http://www.a-theory.tuwien.ac.at/

 

Mirjam Struppek

Mirjam Struppek works as urbanist, researcher and consultant in Berlin. She has lectured and published essays with a special focus on the livability of urban space, public sphere and its transformation and acquisition through new media. Since 2002 she is developing the online-information-platform interactionfield about the relation of interaction, new media and public space. In this context she organises the monthly lecture and discussion evening „Urban Media Salon“. Currently she works on her concept of "Urban
Screens" after developing the first international conference Urban Screens 05 about "the potential of outdoor screens for urban society". In 2003 she worked as Assistant in a gallery for still and motion pictures in Berlin. She is holding a degree with distinction in Urban- and Environmental Planning from University of Kaiserslautern and spent in 1999 two research semester at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Nagoya University, Japan.


www.interactionfield.de
www.urbanscreens.org

Jim Thrower

is a digital media artist, information designer and researcher working in both the commercial and media art fields. After postgraduate study at the Royal Academy Schools in London, he went on to develop a collaborative and multidisciplinary practice, which utilises a wide range of media. He is a member of the International Centre of Fine Art Research at the University of London and works at Central Saint Martins London. His creative and production work with BLIP has focused on developing content strategies to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving network of daylight compatible LED billboards and hybrid architectural media facades, working with clients such as Barclays Bank, Coca-Cola and Samsung.

http://www.flunk.com/

 

Gernot Tscherteu

Gernot Tscherteu studied political science at the University of Vienna. He wrote his dissertation about the influence of digital media on the development and communication of knowledge at the Institute for Scientific Research and Theory with supervisor Prof. Helga Nowotny and Prof. Ulrike Felt. Since 1991 he has worked as a software interface designer and interactivity researcher for internet systems. He has managed several industrial collabortion projects at the Austrian Academy of Science, the Academy of Applied Arts, EDVG, Sysis AG, ZKM Karslruhe, MQ Wien, Caritas Austria and Belleville CH and made numerous publications. In 1999 he founded the architectural and design practice planhaus in collaboration with DI Claudia Pöllabauer.

Between 2002 and 2005 he worked as coordinator for the LED project „Leuchtathletik“ at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna

http://www.realitylab.at/

 

 

 

 

 

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